Industrial Design 3D Modeling Tutorials
An in-depth, advanced 3D modeling guide for creating high quality 3D geometry and reflection for cars and products using polygonal modeling software. By former ILM and LucasArts CG artist Ali Ismail.
A video tutorial in three parts covering the entire creation process of a car wheel and tire, from the 3D modeling to the texturing and rendering. It was done using MODO, but includes general tips applicable to any 3D software.
A playlist of 11 videos covering the new features and workflow improvements of Autodesk Alias Surface 2014, including Multi-Surface Fillet, Array and Path array tools, Profile tools and others.
A series of seven videos that show te complete modeling process of the Rhino tank vehicle from Warhammer 40K game, using the new ZModeler brush.
In this video designer Thomas Parel explains the main differences between using Rhino and SolidWorks and shows some techniques for integrating them together.
This video tutorial demonstrates how to block out an automotive concept car seat using a low-poly primitive in ZBrush 4R6.
This 44-minute video shows the 3D modeling process of a car stop light, done in Rhinoceros. A 3dm file is available for download.
In this tutorial Brian James from McNeel explains how to model smooth transitions in Rhinoceros 5.0 using combinations of fillets, sweeps and network surfaces.
A video tutorial by Scott Schneider, who explains how to use Rhino 5 new ApplyShutLining tool to create and evaluate panel parting lines in a non destructive way.
A collection of tutorials that show how to manually create fillets in situations where the automatic filleting tools in Rhino may fail.
A brief introduction on how to use ZBrush to quickly sketch out concepts for industrial and transportation design.
A 1 hour 20 minute long webinar presented by Kyle Houchens, who shows how to prepare a Rhino model for 3-D printing.
A playlist that shows some of the modeling techniques offered by MODO for the 3D modeling workflow, specifically targeted to designers. Includes four episodes on basic tools, sculpting, applying decals and exporting (cover: bike concept by Harald Belker).
The first part of a video tutorial on Class A Surfaces, explaining the meaning of the term and how surface transitions affect reflections. General overview applied to Rhinoceros and VSR Shape Modeling Plug-in.
In this 40 minutes video tutorial concept designer and instructor Kyle Houchens shows how to create a product 3D model starting from a reference sketch.
In this one-hour webinar James Carruthers of Hydraulic Design shows his basic modeling workflow, as well as a few advanced tricks for modeling complex freeform shapes in Rhino.
An article that covers some of the basics of 3D modeling software for industrial and transportation design (link to the automated English translation).
A video clip from a T-Splines webinar, where Sky Greenawalt and Kyle Houchens discuss approaches to 3D modeling using T-Splines in Rhino.